thrwd2509_620_413_100Transgender activist Nisha Ayub, who is part of rights group Justice for Sisters (JFS), was awarded “Hero of the Year” at the second Asia LGBT Milestone Awards (ALMAs) yesterday in Bangkok.

Nisha and JFS gained prominence last year for assisting three Muslim transgender women here in their constitutional challenge of a Shariah legislation in Negri Sembilan that outlaws men from cross-dressing, a watershed case that they won in the Court of Appeal. READ FULL